Things a Bright Girl Can Do

Author: Sally Nicholls

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448188822

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9727


Shortlisted for the National Book Award, Books Are My Bag Readers' Awards and the YA Book Prize Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote. Evelyn is seventeen, and though she is rich and clever, she may never be allowed to follow her older brother to university. Enraged that she is expected to marry her childhood sweetheart rather than be educated, she joins the Suffragettes, and vows to pay the ultimate price for women's freedom. May is fifteen, and already sworn to the cause, though she and her fellow Suffragists refuse violence. When she meets Nell, a girl who's grown up in hardship, she sees a kindred spirit. Together and in love, the two girls start to dream of a world where all kinds of women have their place. But the fight for freedom will challenge Evelyn, May and Nell more than they ever could believe. As war looms, just how much are they willing to sacrifice?

Three Hundred Things a Bright Girl Can Do

Author: Lilla Elizabeth Kelley


ISBN: 9781230030890


Page: 122

View: 8792


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... it to cool. When ready to use, trace or draw the design lightly on the ground. When doing this, rest the hands upon the bridge. Copy the lines of good pen and ink drawings, and later you may be able to copy fine etchings. With the outline completed, you must now pierce through the ground with the etching needle. Needles Etching needles may be purchased and mounted in a mathematical pen. The needles should be firm, and not easily bent. A good needle may be made of a round piece of iron or steel, similar to a lead-pencil in thickness and length, the point fashioned on a grindstone. An "oval point," used by the etchers in olden times, is very useful. It is made of a thin bar of steel with an oblique face, ground on one end. This gave lines of various widths. The "dry point" is a needle with a sharp cutting point, very useful for fine and distance work. In etching, the heaviness or lightness of the lines should suggest distances and textures. Make each line firm and clean. Fine lines must be close together, coarse lines must be wider apart. The acid attacks broad lines quicker than fine ones, but if the latter are close together it nearly equalizes the effect. Distance is effectively brought out by fine lines. It may also be suggested by the "biting" of the acid. If you desire to represent one of two things more intensely, when one has sufficiently bitten in, take the plate out of the bath, dry it, and go over that object with stoppingout varnish. The bath for the plates may be made of nitric acid, nitrous acid, or hydrochloric acid. The nitric acid bath is composed of one-half nitric acid and one-half water. The nitrous, of ten parts of water to nine parts of acid. The recipe for the hydrochloric acid bath is...

211 Things a Bright Girl Can Do

Author: Bunty Cutler

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007259247

Category: Women

Page: 265

View: 4615


'211 Things a Bright Girl Can Do' is the essential life-skills handbook for bright girls of every age, featuring all the subjects they don't teach you at school or Guides.

211 Things a Clever Girl Can Do

Author: Bunty Cutler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399534416

Category: Humor

Page: 279

View: 657


Offers advice for women of all ages on topics such as how to remove stains, escape a swarm of bees, make a little black dress out of a garbage bag, forecast the weather, and seduce a man.


Selected Writings

Author: Eudora Welty,Pearl Amelia McHaney

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604732641

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 350

View: 9363


A collection of essays, tributes, stories, reviews, comments, parodies and even a recipe by Eudora Welty.

On the Plains with Custer

Tales from Before the West Was Won

Author: Edwin L. Sabin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510720413

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 5085


This historical western was written before Custer was known as General, a time when those who knew and marched with Custer were still alive. Edwin L. Sabin tells the story of a man who was “as great in peace as in war” from the perspective of Ned Fletcher, a bugler who served under the general. From the westward expansion of Northern Pacific Railway, to Custer’s encounters with Sitting Bull and the famous Battle of the Little Bighorn, this account of Custer’s adventures is told in an engaging manner and is based upon extensive research. Sabin muses on what really happened at the Battle of Little Bighorn and weaves us a tale that seamlessly combines entertaining storytelling with factual accuracy. While there were no survivors from Custer’s Last Stand (or Battle of the Greasy Grass, as it is referred to by Native Americans), the author was able to piece out this quintessential American story from records, Mrs. Custer’s writings, and news articles from that time. With the help of the dutiful young soldier, Ned Fletcher, this story embodies what Sabin is best known for—western tales that imbue lessons in good and evil.

The American Country Girl

Author: Martha Foote Crow

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734034043

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 4938


Reproduction of the original: The American Country Girl by Martha Foote Crow

Make More Noise!

New stories in honour of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

Author: Emma Carroll,Kiran Millwood Hargrave,Catherine Johnson,Ally Kennen,Patrice Lawrence,M.G. Leonard,Sally Nicholls,Ella Risbridger,Jeanne Willis,Katherine Woodfine

Publisher: Nosy Crow

ISBN: 1788002490

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4423


An incredible collection of brand new short stories, from ten of the UK's very best storytellers, celebrating inspirational girls and women, being published tocommemorate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the UK. Featuring short stories by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-wining The Girl of Ink and Stars, M.G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy, Patrice Lawrence, author of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning Orangeboy, Katherine Woodfine, author of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow, Sally Nicholls, author of Things a Bright Girl Can Do, Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse, and more! £1 from the sale of every book will be donated to Camfed, an international charity which tackles poverty and inequality by supporting women's education in the developing world.